Mark Wahlberg Earns High School Diploma

 

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Mark Wahlberg is a high school graduate1

The 42-year-old has earned his high school dipolma; and credit his kids for motivating him to do so.

“I didn’t want the kids saying, ‘You didn’t do it, so why do I need it?’ They are all wanting to do things in their future that require an education,” he says.

Walhberg, who dropped out of the ninth grade, says getting his diploma is “a huge accomplishment.”

“It’s also a huge sense of relief,” he tells PEOPLE. “I wondered, ‘Why didn’t I do it when I was there?’ It’s so much harder at 41 going back and trying to do all these difficult tasks.”

In May, Wahlberg posted the photo above on Twitter, encouraging fans to get their diploma as well.

And now that the actor has his diploma, he wants to further his education.

He says, “I would love to go to USC and study film. I don’t want to become a veterinarian or anything, [I want to study] things that further my career and broaden my horizon.”

 

 

 

Posted on September 17, 2013, in ENTERTAINMENT NEWS and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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